Foothill College Library

Foothill College Library The Library is a student-focused place offering access to information resources, services, and instruction.
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The Library offers a rich collection of information resources in print and online to support the college’s curriculum in basic skills, transfer, and career/workforce preparation. Resources include approximately 90,000 books, 200 print periodical subscriptions, 325 DVDs (housed in the Media Center), and a reserve collection of high-demand textbooks. The Library is also the gateway to e-books, online encyclopedias, thousands of periodicals in a variety of databases, art images, streaming educational videos, and NoodleBib, a citation assistance and instruction tool.

Mission: The mission of the Foothill College Library is to support and collaborate with all academic and other student support programs of the College in providing excellent education for all of our students, whether in basic skills, workforce preparation, or transfer. The Library promotes student learning, retention, and success by striving to meet the evolving information needs of an increasingly technology-based global community.

In support of Mental Health Awareness Week at Foothill College, the Library would like to share its Wellbeing Guide. Thi...
05/18/2020
LibGuides: Wellbeing: Home

In support of Mental Health Awareness Week at Foothill College, the Library would like to share its Wellbeing Guide. This website offers a wide variety of resources including ebooks, streaming videos, articles, tutorials and more to help our community learn about health and wellbeing.

Use this guide for resources on improving your overall wellbeing through mindfulness, positive psychology, nutrition, yoga, and more.

You may be consuming as much as a credit card's worth of plastic a week! To find out how to eat less plastic, go to www....
05/13/2020

You may be consuming as much as a credit card's worth of plastic a week! To find out how to eat less plastic, go to www.foothill.edu/library and click on Flipster (one of our Featured Databases) to check out the latest issue of Consumer Reports.

05/12/2020
LibWizard

Do you rely on Wikipedia when wanting background information on a topic? Expand your horizons! Check out this short tutorial to learn how to find and use some of the library’s online databases for credible and reliable background information.

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05/08/2020

Foothill College

We hope you can make it to the virtual Research & Service Leadership Symposium. Listen to the opening student keynote speech or drop into to hear our students sharing their projects. Full schedule at foothill.edu/rsl-symposium.

Foothill College celebrates Latino Heritage Month during the month of May. Browse the Library's guide highlighting onlin...
05/07/2020
LibGuides: Latinx Heritage Month: Latinx Heritage Month

Foothill College celebrates Latino Heritage Month during the month of May. Browse the Library's guide highlighting online library and web resources that further explore the histories, cultures and contributions of the Latinx community.

A guide highlighting books, websites, and articles on Latino history and heritage.

05/05/2020
LibWizard

When you have your own copy of a book in print, it's easy to take notes as you read, but what if you're reading an eBook? Check out our new tutorial to learn how to annotate an EBSCO ebook!

04/28/2020
Read Popular Magazines with Flipster!

Miss leafing through current issues of Sports Illustrated or People Magazine in the Library? Try Flipster, the library's digital magazine newsstand!

Read Popular Magazines with Flipster!

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04/27/2020

Foothill College Library

If you still need a laptop for Spring, swing by the Sunnyvale Center in the next two days, bring you student ID and we m...
04/27/2020

If you still need a laptop for Spring, swing by the Sunnyvale Center in the next two days, bring you student ID and we might just be able to help! Foothill College

Monday, April 27 -10am-12pm
Tuesday, April 28 - 11am-1pm

04/23/2020
Finding US Newspaper Articles

Here is the first in a series of short tutorials on how to use the library's online resources. This tutorial shows you how to find newspapers. Stay tuned for more!

Finding US Newspaper Articles

Today is National Library Workers Day! A big thank you to our hard-working library staff for serving our students online...
04/21/2020

Today is National Library Workers Day! A big thank you to our hard-working library staff for serving our students online! #NLWD20

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04/21/2020

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04/18/2020

If you received any automated messages about your books or calculators needing to be returned to the library, please feel free to ignore those. Hold onto any items you have until things go back to normal and the campus re-opens; you won't be charged any fines or fees :)

Don't worry, we're still here for you! Our live-chat services are available Monday-Thursday 9am-7pm and Fridays 9am-4pm ...
04/13/2020

Don't worry, we're still here for you! Our live-chat services are available Monday-Thursday 9am-7pm and Fridays 9am-4pm throughout the Spring quarter! You can also launch into a 1-1 zoom meeting with a librarian directly from chat! Anything you need, we're here to answer your questions, research or otherwise! We

Foothill College Library's cover photo
04/06/2020

Foothill College Library's cover photo

Before Foothill College went virtual the library had a full schedule of finals week stress-busters planned. We're very s...
03/26/2020

Before Foothill College went virtual the library had a full schedule of finals week stress-busters planned. We're very sorry we can't share them with you this quarter, but here's one you can do at home! Post your favorite stress-buster by March 28th to enter a drawing for a prize TBD!

03/25/2020

While the shelter-in-place order is in effect, we advise students to hold on to any library books/materials currently in your possession. All overdue fines and fees are suspended. If you are leaving the area and have no plans to return, even after the shelter-in-place is lifted, you can return your library materials to the book drop at the Sunnyvale Center (1070 Innovation Way, Sunnyvale, CA 94089). The location of the book drop is outside the building, on the north end. Look for signage near the parking lot with the ambulance nearby.

Main Campus  Beginning March 17 and until further notice, the library building will be closed to students; however, our ...
03/16/2020
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Main Campus

Beginning March 17 and until further notice, the library building will be closed to students; however, our reference services and our extensive collection of digital resources are available online.

On Monday, March 16, 10am – 4pm, the library circulation desk will be open to students. However, students will not have access to study rooms, nor any other areas of the library.

Online Resources

As always, our collection of online resources, including databases, success tools, and Lib Guides, are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Visit: foothill.edu/library

Reference Services

All reference services will be available online only. Talk to a librarian live by phone or videoconference, or ask them a question by email, text, or our “Ask a Librarian” page.

Online reference hours:

Mon – Thur, March 16-19: 7:45am-9pm

Fri, March 20: 7:45am-4pm

Mon – Wed, March 23-25: 7:45am-9pm

Thur, March 26: 7:45am-7pm

Fri, March 27: 7:45am-4pm

Reserves Materials:

We are working on ways to provide digital access to Reserves materials or alternate sources. Please check back for information updates.

Returning books? If you need to return library materials during closed hours, you may use the book drop.

Sunnyvale Center

We are very sorry, but we are suspending library services at our Sunnyvale Center until further notice. Online Reference help is still available to our Sunnyvale students. See above for details. Returning books? If you need to return library materials, you may return them at the book drop at the Sunnyvale Center or on the main campus.

Hey, Foothill College Need help setting up your laptop for online classes? Swing by the library, we can help!
03/12/2020

Hey, Foothill College Need help setting up your laptop for online classes? Swing by the library, we can help!

What would it take to get you into our library today? How about a virtual reality tour of Peru, or Rome? Or the internat...
03/06/2020

What would it take to get you into our library today? How about a virtual reality tour of Peru, or Rome? Or the international space station? How about a tour of our Galaxy? Foothill College Foothill College STEM Success Center

Would you like to see more graphic novels in your library? Visit our display to make a suggestion!
03/02/2020

Would you like to see more graphic novels in your library? Visit our display to make a suggestion!

Happy Valentine's Day, Earth! And to you as well, Mr. Sagan!
02/15/2020

Happy Valentine's Day, Earth! And to you as well, Mr. Sagan!

Take a study break and expand your reading repertoire!
02/11/2020

Take a study break and expand your reading repertoire!

According to Literary Hub, BuzzFeed, and your friends at the Foothill College Library, these are the best nonfiction boo...
02/04/2020

According to Literary Hub, BuzzFeed, and your friends at the Foothill College Library, these are the best nonfiction books published in the last decade available at the library. Available for you to borrow now!

Check out one of the best novels of the decade!
01/22/2020

Check out one of the best novels of the decade!

01/06/2020

If you received a notification today about overdue items and fines, please give us a call or stop by to help us sort you out :) Bring whatever books you might still have back, and we might be able to forgive some fines, too! :)

Welcome back! :) Check out our new search engine; OneSearch! It will help you research and find anything and everything ...
01/06/2020

Welcome back! :)

Check out our new search engine; OneSearch! It will help you research and find anything and everything that your Foothill Library has to offer! ^^

https://foothill.edu/library/

12/12/2019

As we're working tirelessly to launch our new library system, we will have a brief window of disruption when it comes to generating library notices; our apologies for the inconvenience, and if receive an overdue notice for your items in the next couple of days, please disregard; you will not be charged, all accrued fines will be waived :)

Thank you!

It’s the season for giving and receiving at the library! Foothill student parents, thanks to our vendor Midwest Library ...
12/04/2019

It’s the season for giving and receiving at the library! Foothill student parents, thanks to our vendor Midwest Library Services, we’d like to send you home with a gift for your child. Stop by the table in the library to pick out a book.

And to help start a library at Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary School we are accepting donations of new or gently used books for ages 5-10. Look for the donation box at the information desk.

Need a place to study for finals? We got you covered, but bring a jacket because our heating is out.. Sorry! :(
12/04/2019

Need a place to study for finals? We got you covered, but bring a jacket because our heating is out.. Sorry! :(

12/03/2019

Sorry – we don’t mean for the temperature in the library to feel like our cover photo! New parts have been ordered for our heating system, and we hope to restore your cozy, warm atmosphere soon.

Just a reminder that the Foothill Library will be closed for Thanksgiving, November 28-29.
11/27/2019

Just a reminder that the Foothill Library will be closed for Thanksgiving, November 28-29.

Foothill College Library's cover photo
11/21/2019

Foothill College Library's cover photo

11/20/2019
Evolution Of The Desk

Where does your desk land on the continuum?

"Evolution of the Desk" is an initiative borne out of the Harvard Innovation Lab. The goal is to illustrate the impact that technology has had on our lives o...

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